Joshua Peters

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Joshua Peters
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 76
In office
April 17, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
First electedApril 2, 2013
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolWilliam Beaumont High School
Bachelor'sLincoln University
Office website
Joshua "Josh" Peters (born August 25, 1987) is a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 75. Peters was elected into office by special election on April 2, 2013. He represents portions of north Saint Louis City.[1]


Peters is a graduate of Lincoln University where he served as president of the student body and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in political science. He has served as a board member of the Democratic Youth Council and is currently a member of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Rotary International, local board member of the United States Selective Service System (Missouri), Congressional Black Associates, Young Elected Officials Network and the Young Professionals Network-Regional Business Council.[2] On January 22, 2014, Peters was appointed to the Missouri Arts Council Trust Fund.[3]

Elected at 25 years of age, Peters is one of the youngest officials to be elected to the Missouri House of Representatives, and he is the youngest black man ever elected to the House.[4]

Political career

Peters served as a congressional legislative assistant to Rep. William Lacy Clay of Missouri's 1st congressional District for three years and was appointed by President Barack Obama as the confidential assistant to the Under Secretary of Education Dr. Martha Kanter.[2] After the 2012 Missouri elections, there was an open seat in Missouri House District 76, which Peters ran for and won on April 2, 2013. He officially took office on April 17, 2013.

House committees

As a member of the Missouri House, Peters serves on the following committees:[5]

  • Professional Registration and Licensing
  • Appropriations - Public Safety and Corrections
  • Downsizing State Government
  • International Trade
  • Interim Committee on Citizens and Legislators Working Group on Medicaid Eligibility and Reform



See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Incumbent Joshua Peters defeated Chris Carter in the Democratic primary.[6][7]

2013 special election

Missouri 76th District State Representative Special Election 2013
Candidates Votes Percent
Joshua Peters (D) 1,744 98.53%

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Preceded by
Chris Carter Jr.
Missouri House of Representatives District 76
Succeeded by